20 January, 2011

A law protecting bloggers

I must admit that before hitting my publish button on my blog I am always think first of myself the danger if ever I had a post involve some person, because I really do have on my post particularly on My Journey Going to UK.

It is Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago wants online journalists and bloggers included in Philippine Senate Bill No. 455 seeking to protect journalists, although I didn’t vote her during her presidency election. There is no reason why we should not include in the proposed law, because many bloggers post socio-political commentaries using our own web-based journals. Even though we are not traditionally referred to as members of the media, we may actually be exposed to the same dangers encountered by institutional media practitioners.

Santiago cited as an example the case of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, who was reportedly subjected to harassment and threats after his website published sensitive and confidential information, including hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables, so bloggers should likewise be given protection by the law.


9 comments:

Nonoy said...

Wow. This is great cuz we don't know in the future we might expose some controversies and intriguing information that the parties involved won't like it. And to prevent some threats and harassments, this law should be passed. We are in a democratic country, therefore, we need the same freedom as the media practitioners have.

Diamond R said...

alhamdulilah! habibi hayate tikram ayuni albe.

isp101 said...

I strongly agree. Bloggers should be included in this law, along with the online journalists.. Nice post! =)

Bino said...

ok to kung matutuloy kasi kasama naman tayong mga bloggers sa malayang pamamahayag. sana matuloy

Marvs Correa said...

This is good news, let's see if this will happen.

Bennix said...

Great news, di lang natin sigurado if totoo yung motive nla na-to protect bloggers.hahaha..:)

Xtan said...

Magandang balita ito kaibigan! Sana nga magkatotoo ito. Malaking bagay ito para sa atin lalong-lalo na at dumadami na rin ang naba-blogging. Please update us more about this.

Aj Banda said...

this good for every bloggers out there.. still we are considered reporters so we need protection especially if you are tackling serious issues.

Scolex Portal said...

ano na update sa batas na ito?

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